The Quero Apache Snake Clan or Tlish Diyan centre their spiritual practices on a daily ceremony of Dowaa-gon'ch-aada entering the silence. A combination of meditation breath work and prayer Doowaa-gon'ch-aada offers an experiential connection to All That Is from the Earth-based spiritual traditions of indigenous America. When performed properly this ritual becomes a path to self-realization and transcendence. PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS OF THE QUERO APACHE explains how to establish a personal practice of Dowaa-gon'ch-aada. In addition to 24 prayers easy-to-follow instructions for the ritual and accompanying pieces of inspirational artwork the book includes a rare overview of the spiritual philosophies of the Quero Apache. Author Maria Yracébûrû incorporates her own stories and essays into the text in order to share the wisdom she has gained as daughter of the Tlish Diyan granddaughter and apprentice of Apache holy man Ten Bears and descendant of the prophet Nochaydelklinne. Maria Yracébûrû is Quero Apache Tlish Diyan 'tsanti-a storyteller healer ceremonial facilitator teacher and guardian of ancient Snake Clan knowledge that has been passed down through countless generations.
PRIMAL AWARENESS True Story of Survival, Transformation and Awakening with the Raramuri Shamans of Mexico Don Trent Jacobs
The remarkable story of one man's rediscovery of his primordial mandate and of the strange journey that took him there • Explores the innate knowledge that exists within us all, a "primal awareness," that can help us to live in harmony with our world • Shows how we can rediscover this unseeable realm
In 1983, caught in a violent rainstorm while kayaking the Rio Urique in Mexico's Copper Canyon, Don Trent Jacobs was swept into an impassable catacomb of underwater tunnels toward what he believed was certain death. But instead of panic, Jacobs found himself filled with a strange consciousness that left him feeling at peace and invigorated with a confidence he had never before known. Moments later he was spit from the tunnel alive--not at the end of his journey, but only at its beginning.
Primal Awareness tells the story of Don Trent Jacobs's remarkable vision of the human mind and heart and the compelling spiritual quest that brought him to it. Through his experiences with the Raramuri people of Mexico and his research of other indigenous societies, Jacobs identifies what he calls our "primal awareness," an innate knowledge that exists within us all. Jacobs shows how we can rediscover this primordial mandate that unites all things and that helps us to find our own inner strength an harmony.
RAVENSONG A Natural and Fabulous History of Crows and Ravens Catherine Feher-Elston
From the raven's role as trickster in Native American religion to its capacity to captivate ornithologists and biologists, the raven is an archetype in myth, dream, song, and ritual. <br> In this beautifully illustrated study, Catherine Feher-Elston looks at ravens and crows in the contexts of Native American folklore, history, and science. Through interviews with Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest and other native peoples, and drawing on the most recent ornithological research, Feher-Elston offers a well-rounded consideration of this enigmatic species, bringing to light its roles as messenger, symbol, harbinger, and totem.
The modern worldwide revival of piercing tattooing scarification and body painting has its origins in tribal culture and practices. Many interpret this vanguard activity as a return to our tribal beginnings - a way to identify who we are in a world that has lost its sense of community. Readers can try many body adornment techniques for themselves - in safe nontoxic and best of all nonpermanent ways. ¨ Contains 5 different body adornments including an ornate bindi from India cosmetic piercing henna from Pakistan kumkum body paints and tribal tattoo designs. ¨ Includes instructions for applying each item and suggestions for creating one's own designs. ¨ Discusses the history and significance of these body adornments. ¨ Allows you to experience the body adornment first hand and is the perfect way to Go Tribal!
RIDING WINDHORSES A Journey into the Heart of Mongolian Shamanism Sarangerel Odigan
The first book written about Mongolian and Siberian shamanism by a shaman trained in that tradition.
A thorough introduction to Mongolian and Siberian shamanic beliefs and practices, which, until the collapse of the Soviet Union, were banned from being practiced.
Includes rituals for healing and divination techniques.
In traditional Mongolian-Buryat culture, shamans play an important role maintaining the tegsh, the "balance" of the community. They counsel a path of moderation in one's actions and reverence for the natural world, which they view as mother to humanity. Mongolians believe that if natural resources are taken without thanking the spirits for what they have given, those resources will not be replaced. Unlike many other cultures whose shamanic traditions were undermined by modern civilization, shamans in the remote areas of southern Siberia and Mongolia are still the guardians of the environment, the community, and the natural order."
Riding Windhorses is the first book written on Mongolian and Siberian shamanism by a shaman trained in that tradition. A thorough introduction to Mongolian/Siberian shamanic beliefs and practices, it includes working knowledge of the basic rituals and various healing and divination techniques. Many of the rituals and beliefs described here have never been published and are the direct teachings of the author's own shaman mentors.
RUNNING BEAR Grandson of Red Snake George McMullen
The grandson of Red Snake, Running Bear tells of life during the destruction of the Native American culture by Europeans. Orphaned, his village destroyed, he wanders through a land increasingly poisoned by White conflicts and passions. The second book in the Red Snake series.
This eye-opening journey through the terrain of Native American spirituality contrasts contemporary society's rejection of the sacred--and its arrogant belief in its own power to control the cosmos--with native traditions of reverence for the earth. The author reconstructs the archetypal and symbolic significance of indigenous rituals and sacred sites, placing Native American spirituality in the context of the world's great religions. The comparison illustrates the richness and universality of the native approach to the earth as a cherished being and reveals the poverty of our present-day attitudes toward the natural environment and its living creatures. This book is an urgent call to rediscover and become firmly grounded on the sacred earth again.
SACRED MEDICINE OF BEE, BUTTERFLY, EARTHWORM, AND SPIDER Shamanic Teachers of the Instar Medicine Wheel Linda Star Wolf and Anna Cariad-Barrett
· Reveals the sacred wisdom inherent in Honeybee's pollinating, Butterfly's transformation, Spider's weaving, and Earthworm's recycling · Provides experiential practices, such as Shamanic Breathwork journeys, to connect with insect teachers and harness their consciousness-activating patterns · Shows how Dragonfly, Cicada and Cricket connect us with the Great Star Nations, the depths of Mother Earth and the music of life · Includes a Cricket Chorus meditation CD
Our insect brothers and sisters are some of the most ancient beings and teachers on planet Earth. Their powerful skills of adaptation and their plight, such as the widespread colony collapse facing honeybees, have brought them to the forefront of collective consciousness, as every being on Earth faces a time of incredible transformation. The archetypal energies of these sacred Wisdomkeepers can guide us through this evolutionary time with new pathways of shamanic healing and transformation to realise the highest potential of humanity.
Exploring the insect and arachnid archetypes of the Sacred Instar Medicine Wheel, authors Linda Star Wolf and Anna Cariad-Barrett reveal the consciousness-activating patterns in the pollen flight of Honeybee, the transformative chrysalis of Butterfly, the creative weavings of Spider and the alchemical recycling of old into new of Earthworm. They show how Dragonfly, Cicada and Cricket connect us with the Great Star Nations, the depths of Mother Earth and the music of life, as demonstrated on the accompanying CD.
Each chapter includes experiential practices, such as Shamanic Breathwork journeys, to help you embody the strengths of these humble teachers, live within the natural cycles of planet Earth and discover a higher octave of sacred purpose.
SEVEN DAWNS OF THE AUMAKUA The Ancestral Spirit Tradition of Hawaii Moke Kupihea
In Hawaiian spiritual tradition the sacred bond formed between the land and its people is reinforced in every new generation by the voices of the ancestors who pass on this inheritance. Just as elders are the intermediaries between these ancestral voices and the younger generations the 'aumakua of ancestral light acts as an intermediary between the living and the sacred land they inhabit. In THE SEVEN DAWNS OF THE AUMAKUA Moke Kupihea takes the reader on his journey from childhood to young manhood as he experiences what remains of the spirit of his ancestors and learns the importance of remembering. The descent of the aumakua and its spiritual link through the eyes sound voice touch people and breath constitute its seven dawns - the means by which the author is reawakened to his native tradition. The author's desire to know this tradition leads him as a young boy to seek out his kupuna - his elders the old men of the mountains - and learn from them the stories to be found in each feature of the landscape. These men and the people he meets as he grows older became his kahu - his ancestral guardians - who teach him to understand that the world of ancestral voices still speaks if only in a whisper. Learning how to hear these voices is the key for returning Hawaii to its proud spiritual path and learning to live mindfully and soulfully with the land and with all who have come before us. New edition of Kahuna of Light.
SPIRIT ANIMALS AND THE WHEEL OF LIFE Earth-Centered Practices for Daily Living Hal Zina Bennett
Many thousands of years ago our ancestors observed and recorded in exquisite detail the complex interworkings of their natural world. The problems created by a burgeoning population and rampant environmental destruction have caused many to seek a return to Earth-wise spirituality. Hal Zina Bennett whose personal and professional study of nature-based spiritual traditions spans four decades believes animals are the perfect guides to the understanding we need to restore health and balance within ourselves and in our relationship to planet Earth. Ecospiritualism is a form of spirituality that embraces and takes responsibility for the natural world we live in. One of the most practical enjoyable and simple ways of reclaiming our ecospiritual connection with Mother Earth is journeying with the spirits of animals just as our ancestors did thousands of years ago. Animals most intimately connect with Mother Earth are the perfect guides to the ancient wisdom we have lost. Mole eagle badger wolf bear mountain lion-each animal has its place on the sacred medicine wheel; each has knowledge vital to the future of our Earth and to rediscovering our rightful place in it. In SPIRIT ANIMALS author Hal Zina Bennett offers an accessible form of spiritual orienteering in which personal power animals are the guides and teachers and shamanism is the means by which we work with and learn from them.
SPIRIT OF PLACE A Workbook for Sacred Alignment - Ceremonies and Visualizations for Cultivating Your Relationship with the Earth Loren Cruden
All of Earth’s life is interconnected and sacred. An awareness of that sacred relationship opens a direct path to spiritual understanding. These powerful techniques join mind, will, spirit, and intuition to the plants, animals, and minerals sharing our world, aligning the practitioner in a deeper relationship with life’s sacred matrix.
STAR ANCESTORS American Indian Wisdomkeepers Share the Teachings of the Extraterrestrials Nancy Red Star
Interviews with American Indian spiritual leaders concerning the long-standing contact that has existed between their tribes and extraterrestrial visitors. American Indians have always said We come from the stars. What they haven't discussed previously is that this extraterrestrial contact continues in sweat lodges and kivas across America. Breaking their centuries-old silence elders and spiritual figures from Indian nations in North and Central America speak here of ongoing contact with visitors from other planets and the teachings they bring that can aid humanity. These teachings provide guidelines for racial healing restoring the balance of nature mastering psychic abilities and taking our true place among the peoples of the universe. Beautifully illustrated by prominent American Indian artists such as Armond Lara Oscar Rodriquez Alan Syliboy and Marcus Amerman as well as the author STAR ANCESTORS marks the first time much of this knowledge has been communicated to the outside world. Among those interviewed are Hunbatz Men Mayan elder and Daykeeper Dana Pictou Dawnland founder Fred Kennedy Iroquois elder Sequoyah Trueblood Choctaw wisdomkeeper and Shona Bear Clark Creek healer and artist. Ø First time that Indian wisdomkeepers have shared with the outside world their knowledge of extraterrestrials and their teachings.
SUN DANCING A Spiritual Journey on the Red Road Michael Hull
The Sun Dance is the largest and most important ceremony in the Lakota spiritual tradition the one that ensures the life of the people for another year. In 1988 Michael Hull was extended an invitation to join in a Sun Dance by Lakota elder Leonard Crow Dog - a controversial action because Hull is white. This was the beginning of a spiritual journey that increasingly interwove the life of the author with the people process and elements of Lakota spirituality. On this journey on the Red Road Michael Hull confronted firsthand the transformational power of Lakota spiritual practice and the deep ambivalence many Indians had about opening their ceremonies to a white man. SUN DANCING presents a profound look at the elements of traditional Lakota ceremonial practice and the ways in which ceremony is regarded as life-giving by the Lakota. Through his commitment to following the Red Road Michael Hull gradually won acceptance in a community that has rejected other attempts by white America to absorb its spiritual practices leading to the extraordinary step of his confirmation as a Sun Dance Chief by Leonard Crow Dog and other Lakota spiritual leaders. ¨ Written by the only white man to be confirmed as a Sundance Chief by traditional Lakota elders.
TIPI: HOME OF THE NOMADIC BUFFALO HUNTERS Home of the Nomadic Buffalo Hunters Paul Goble
When I was a little boy my mother made me a small tipi and painted it with Native American symbols. It excited my interest and made me want to know more. This book is the kind of book I began looking for but never found. So I have made it for you. These are the opening words to world-renowned artist Paul Goble's latest work TIPI: HOME OF THE NOMADIC BUFFALO HUNTERS. Through his award-winning art and the stories and tales of the old-timers Goble examines the construction and art of the tipi which was more than a simple dwelling for the Plains Indians but rather an expression of their belief in the spirituality of the world around them.
TO BECOME A HUMAN BEING The Message of Tadodaho Chief Leon Shenandoah Steve Wall
Our ancestors lived in physical and spiritual communion with Mother Earth. The Native American way of life has kept its people close to their living roots. To become a human being - to rise to an expanded level of consciousness by living on the Earth as it was intended for us to live - captures the essence of Native American wisdom in the words of Tadodaho Chief Leon Shenandoah high chief among the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy and revered spiritual leader. Using tapes of conversations made over a thirteen-year period Wall recreates Chief Shenandoah's message in a unique free-flowing voice. What's more Wall enhances the message with the dramatic photographs that have made each of his creations including the best-selling WISDOMKEEPERS not just books but treasures. Steve Wall has written and photographed more than half a dozen books about Native American wisdom and spirituality. His journeys in search of indigenous spiritual elders have taken Wall around the world and as a photojournalist he has covered stories in more than forty countries. His work has been covered in 'National Geographic' 'Time' and 'People'.
TOLTEC DREAMING Don Juans Teachings on the Energy Body Ken Eagle Feather
TOLTEC DREAMING explores the many aspects and levels of the dream-state distinguishing ordinary dreaming from dreaming awake a condition of heightened awareness through which the active dreamer ascends to the Dream of Transcendence. The author: · Describes the energy body its modes of perception and how it produces dreaming · Provides an outline of the dream gates showing how they correspond to the chakras · Includes detailed instructions for awakening dreaming potential and for exercising and expanding the dreaming body - what to expect and how to respond THE TOLTEC WAY superimposes on the waking world the subtle physics of the dream world in order to create a conscious dreaming body often referred to as an out-of-body experience that can allow anyone to use dreaming as a vehicle to higher consciousness. Once the dreaming energies are fully awakened unbounded conscious perception can come alive whether one is in the world of dreams or in daily life. This volume is a combined and expanded edition of Tracking Freedom and Travelling With Power.
TWO RAVENS LIFE AND TEACHINGS The Life and Teachings of a Spiritual Warrior Irwin/Liebert
This is the story of a remarkable Native American who through his own life struggles learned to unite the paths of warrior and healer. Two Ravens was taught the traditional healing ways of his Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arickara people by his grandfather, knowledge which served him well in his dealings with the hostile white society he later encountered. After years of rampant discrimination and racism, he became a warrior in the fight for the rights of his people He joined the efforts of Leonard Peltier, Leonard Crow Dog, Frank Clearwater, and many other prominent leaders to ensure that his people might live in peace and with respect. But the constant battles often left Two Ravens censured both by fellow Native Americans who supported a more conservative political agenda and white law enforcement agencies who considered him an outlaw. Pulled between different worlds, he struggled against alcoholism and despair. It was only when he returned to his grandfather's teachings that he discovered a way to join the paths of the warrior and the healer. In the years before his death, Two Ravens worked as a substance abuse counselor and spiritual advisor, helping others integrate Native American traditions into their lives in contemporary America.
Offers personal insights from a Native American who worked with the American Indian Movement from its inception
Linda Little Wolf gives us an exciting and informative glimpse into the lives and history of the Native American Plains people and how their lives were changes by horses. Full of games puzzles and projects VISIONS OF THE BUFFALO PEOPLE is both educational and fun! Linda Little Wolf enjoys sharing her proud heritage of Cherokee and Lakota Sioux with audiences of all ages. She has rapidly become one of the foremost educationalists and lecturers on Plains Indian history culture folklore art and horsemanship.
VOICE OF ROLLING THUNDER A Medicine Man's Wisdom for Walking the Red Road Sidian Morning Star Jones and Stanley Krippner
· Contains never-before-released talks by Rolling Thunder preserved by the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart as well as accounts of remarkable healings and weather magic from famous personalities who knew him · Explains that in order to heal Nature's afflictions we must first restore balance and unity in ourselves
Cherokee-Shoshone medicine man Rolling Thunder (1916–1997) was a healer, teacher, visionary and activist who rose to popularity in the 1960s and '70s through his friendship with artists such as Bob Dylan and as the inspiration for the Billy Jack films. Eyewitness accounts of his remarkable healings are legion, as are those of his ability to call forth the forces of nature, typically in the form of thunder clouds. Yet it was his equally uncommon gift as a prophet and living representative of Native American wisdom that truly set him apart from other spiritual teachers of that era. Thirty years before most people had ever heard of global warming, Rolling Thunder described in graphic detail the signs of encroaching planetary doom and campaigned for environmental harmony. The key to healing nature's afflictions, he maintained, is to first restore balance and unity in ourselves. Containing never-before-released talks preserved by the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart, this book shares the teachings of Rolling Thunder in his own words and through inspiring interviews with psychologist Alberto Villoldo and other famous personalities who knew him. Collected and edited by his grandson, Sidian Morning Star Jones and longtime friend, Stanley Krippner, this book allows you to incorporate Rolling Thunder's wisdom into your own life.
WALKING ON THE WIND Cherokee Teachings for Harmony and Balance Michael Garrett
Using storytelling Michael Garrett inspires us to discover our own unique medicine. These traditional Cherokee teachings passed down by Michael's great-grandfather instruct us that all things are connected have purpose and are worthy of respect and reverence. Blending his background as an Eastern Cherokee with his skills as a counsellor Michael teaches us how to make sense of our experiences in life see beauty in them and be at peace with our choices. Michael Tlanusta Garrett is both a student and teacher of the Cherokee Way drawn from the ancient wisdom teachings of the medicine elders on the Cherokee Reservation in the Great Smoky Mountains.